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22 - Conclusion

from Part V - The Long-Term Goal: Envisioning a Mature System of Global Governance for the Twenty-Second Century

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 October 2022

Michael D. Bess
Affiliation:
Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
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The path-breaking achievements of the past century offer grounds for cautious hope. Over the coming decades, economic and technological interdependence will continue to intensify, binding the interests of the world’s peoples even more tightly together than today. As nations and regions find themselves increasingly “in the same boat,” win-win solutions among them are likely to become more self-evidently attractive. To be sure, the possibility of failure is ever-present and very real. Building more effective instruments for planet-level governance will prove exceedingly hard, and we can expect plenty of disheartening setbacks along the way. But the evidence from the past, and the plausible trajectory of challenges and incentives that await us in the coming century, suggest that it can be done.

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Planet in Peril
Humanity's Four Greatest Challenges and How We Can Overcome Them
, pp. 324 - 328
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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  • Conclusion
  • Michael D. Bess, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
  • Book: Planet in Peril
  • Online publication: 13 October 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009160315.023
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  • Conclusion
  • Michael D. Bess, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
  • Book: Planet in Peril
  • Online publication: 13 October 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009160315.023
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  • Conclusion
  • Michael D. Bess, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
  • Book: Planet in Peril
  • Online publication: 13 October 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009160315.023
Available formats
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